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‘What is Mine, is Yours’ BCYF Foster Care campaign

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Sharing toys, celebrating birthdays and even listening to your parents’ daggy music. They’re all experiences that most siblings take for granted. But Mackenzie’s outlook is different to most; the 11-year-old has a special take on what it means to be a sister. Mackenzie has been a foster...

BCYF Foster Care Ambassador Jamaine Jones highlights the need for more Foster Carers in the Barwon region

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Geelong Cats forward and BCYF Foster Care Ambassador Jamaine Jones is urging members of the Barwon community to consider becoming a Foster Carer, highlighting the urgent need for more carers in the region. In Victoria alone there are more than 10,000 children and young people in out of home care...

New tax time fundraising appeal

Wednesday, 05 June 2019
As the proud lead agency of headspace Geelong, BCYF invites the wider community to support our region’s young people with our inaugural headspace Geelong Appeal. This is your opportunity to contribute to a healthier Geelong now and for the future. From June 1 to June 30, make a tax deductable...

Strengthening Family Connections funded

Thursday, 30 May 2019
BCYF was successful in securing a federal government grant to ensure the continuation of its Strengthening Family Connections program – awarded $371,250 for the next two years. The funding, announced by the Morrison Government in April, is set to benefit approximately 240 families through the...

BCYF achieves full accreditation

Thursday, 30 May 2019
BCYF has received an official tick of approval against three sets of standards following an accreditation process conducted by Independent Review Body, Quality Innovation Performance (QIP). With a commitment to achieving better outcomes for communities across Geelong, Colac and the Surf Coast,...

Record fundraising total achieved to support Geelong’s young people

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Rotary Club of Belmont 2019 Business Charity Luncheon BCYF, as the lead agency of headspace Geelong, is proud to be a community partner of the Rotary Club of Belmont’s 2019 Business Charity Luncheon which last week raised a record total of $162,540. The money raised from the event, now in its...

Meet our Foster Carers: Jo & Stewart

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
A Sunday roast lunch at Stewart and Jo’s home has become more of an event than a simple family meal. As BCYF foster carers for more than 20 children over the past nine years, family get-togethers – whether they be a wedding or a weekend meal – have grown significantly during that time....

Do you have an investment property you're looking to rent?

Tuesday, 09 April 2019
You can help reduce youth homelessness. In Victoria, each year approximately 500 young people aged 16-18 leave State care and often must make the transition to independence with out the support of a family. BCYF's new Housing Pathways Program is aiming to reduce youth homelessness by providing...

Kindergarten & Early Learning Centres 2019 Open Days

Wednesday, 03 April 2019
You’re invited to explore one of our BCYF Kindergarten & Early Learning Centres To celebrate Nature Play Week, we're holding Open Days at our Geelong and Colac Kindergarten and Early Learning services. We invite you and your family to come and explore our centres to find out what makes...

The BCYF Early Years team are moving!

Thursday, 28 March 2019
From Monday 1 April 2019, the BCYF Early Years team which includes the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) NDIS service, Early Years Kindergarten Management and Early Childhood Programs, will be located at 229 Ryrie Street, Geelong. In addition, a number of our Corporate Services staff...

BCYF agrees ‘in principle’ to join the National Redress Scheme

Tuesday, 12 March 2019
BCYF is pleased to announce that the organisation’s Board have agreed ‘in principle’ to join the National Redress Scheme, subject to clarification on a number of issues by the Department of Social Services, the operators of the scheme. This means that past care leavers of BCYF’s founding...

Rotary Club of Belmont, Business Charity Luncheon - 3 May 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019
BCYF as the lead agency of Headspace Geelong is proud to be a community partner of the Rotary Club of Belmont, Business Charity Luncheon.   Rotary Club of Belmont’s event is in its third consecutive year, with over $120,000 raised from 2017.  The beneficiary for the event is...

Thank You – Foster a Future appeal

Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Thank you to the Geelong community who supported our ‘Foster a Future’ Christmas Appeal 2018. The generous support we received throughout December enabled us to raise an incredible $26,108 to help BCYF provide safe, more stable and longer term foster care homes for the many children...

BCYF Life Fellows

Wednesday, 07 November 2018
BCYF is pleased to announce the recipients of its first two Life Fellowships. Mike Kelly and Paul Whelan have both received a Life Fellowship in recognition of their contribution to BCYF and its founding agencies. The Life Fellow assessment (by the Board) measures the contribution of an...

BCYF Youth Services Hub opens!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
BCYF has brought its Youth Services and headspace Geelong service together to create a Youth Services Hub in central Geelong to enable better access and service integration for young people. Each year BCYF’s Youth Services provides support to 1600 young people aged 10-25 years through...
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